I’m back home! And, for real this time. I headed straight to Universal Studios in Florida after my last trip home for an early summer vacation with my sister before surge pricing began this week. (That’s one of the good parts about college, you can just barely beat the rush to summer vacation spots.)
However with the real summer just around the corner, we certainly need some treats to cool off. Don’t you think?!
Watermelon Delight Smoothie
While in more recent years, I’ve begun enjoying healthier smoothies. This sorbet filled smoothie is always one of my favorite treats. It’s perfect for those hot, humid, poolside days!
For me, the flavor profile is the perfect mix of summer fruits. (Strawberries, bananas, and watermelon were my favorite fruit as a kid.) And you can’t forget to rim of sugar to make this treat seem extra sweet.
Directions: Watermelon Delight Smoothie
These are one of my favorite summer treats; however, the flavor profile may not be for everyone. (If you don’t like vanilla, then don’t give these popsicles a try.) I love them because it’s my favorite flavors from a chocolate chip cookie, but for when there is a summer breeze in the background. Yum!
Directions: Cookie Dough Pops
** For another (cooler) version of chocolate chip cookies, check out last week’s post with the recipe for cookie dough balls! **
Directions: Chocolate Coated Cookie Dough Balls
Who said you could only impress with dessert?! I like to make a soup with my fresh strawberries!
This soup only involves two ingredients: strawberries and apple juice. So, it’s easier to make than the smoothie above. However, it never fails to impress my guests because the flavors blend in such a gorgeous way together. And, just a garnish of mint can turn this blender treat into a gorgeous meal.
Directions: Chunky Strawberry Soup
That’s all from here! Next week, I’ll have a new recipe for you: Mojo Chicken! We had it last night for dinner and it was amazing. Be sure to check out my favorite summer meals, if you need anything to accompany these treats.